Coming this week in Year 3!

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Week beginning 20.03.17

In our English lessons this week we will continue with our unit of work on diary writing. The children will be analysing the structure and features of a diary. In our sentence level work will be focusing on complex sentences. The children will be learning how to construct a sentence with a main and subordinate clause and how to punctuate them using a comma.

In Maths we will be starting a geometry unit of work focusing on angles. The objectives for this unit are to;

·         recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn;

·         Identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters & four a complete turn;

·         Identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle

We will be carrying out lots of practical work with the children looking for examples of right angles around the school and constructing their own right angle triangles.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/angles/play/

The above link is a fun game which we will be using in class later on in the week.

Each week this half term we will be focusing on one of the Priory values. So far we have looked at ‘Teamwork’, ‘Effective Communication’, ‘Trust’ and ‘Flexibility’. This week we will be exploring ‘Making a difference.’

On Friday the children are invited to wear something red in return for a £1 donation to Comic relief and we will be completing some fun activities in the classroom.

Homework

The children have reading books, Mathletics tasks and spellings to learn for a test on Friday.

WATER BOTTLES

Lots of the children are asking to get a drink of water at various points during the day, particularly after ‘Mile a Day.’ Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school which can be kept in the classroom allowing easy access.

Many thanks,

The Year 3 team.

News from Priory Friends

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Next week is the start of the Easter Raffle! There are some eggcellent prizes! Tickets will be on sale from your class teachers.

There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for each year group.

Prizes are…..

Key Stage 1

1st. Large Easter Egg and a 73 Piece Colouring/Art Case, plus an Easter colouring book.

2nd. Medium Easter Egg, a set of 36 Felt Pens in a case with an Easter colouring book.

3rd. Medium Easter Egg and a “Scribble Writer Pen”.

Key Stage 2

1st. Large Easter Egg, a £10 Amazon Gift Card and pack of Fruity Scented Felt Pens.

2nd. Medium Easter Egg, a set of 30 Fine Liner Pens with “The London Colouring Book”

3rd. Medium Easter Egg and a “Scribble Writer Pen”.

50p per Ticket. Available in class.

Prize draws for each year group will be made before the end of term.

All profits raised benefit the children!

Also, if you would like to know more about Priory Friends, help with the cake sale or any other event, please get in touch via our facebook page or prioryfriends@prioryschool.com.

COMING EVENTS:

March.

w/c 20th Easter Raffle

Mon 27th Priory Friends Meeting

April

Tues 20th St Georges Day Cake Sale

Coming next week in Year 3!

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Week beginning 13.03.17

In our English lessons we will begin looking at a new text type. We will be comparing different diary entries written from the point of view of the first settlers in America. We will focus on building empathy skills by exploring the language and imagery used to describe feelings. The children will participate in a number of drama activities over the course of the week to help them prepare for writing their own diary entries.

In Maths we will be concluding our work on Fractions. Our objectives for this unit have been to;

  • Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects
  • Recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions
  • Compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators
  • Count up and down in tenths
  • Solve problems that involve all of the above.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/fractions_basic/play/

Our Science Topic this half term is Light.

Key vocabulary for this week includes; transparent, translucent, opaque, reflection and light source.

Each week this half term we will be focusing on one of the Priory values. So far we have looked at ‘Teamwork’, ‘Effective Communication’ and ‘Trust.’ This week we will be exploring ‘Flexibility’ particularly in the context of friendship.

Homework

The children have reading books, Mathletics tasks and spellings to learn for a test on Friday.

WATER BOTTLES

Lots of the children are asking to get a drink of water at various points during the day, particularly after ‘Mile a Day.’ Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school which can be kept in the classroom allowing easy access.

Many thanks,

The Year 3 team.

This week in Year 3!

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Week beginning 06.03.17

In our English lessons we will continue to use our focus text ‘The Rainbow Crow’ a North American traditional tale. Over the course of the week  the children will  write their own traditional tale. We will be using ambitious and descriptive vocabulary including the use of onomatopoeia  (a word formed from a sound associated with what is named e.g. cuckoo or sizzle ).  We will also be focusing on how to accurately punctuate speech and use prepositions.

In Maths we will be working on Fractions. Our objectives for this unit are to;

  • Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects
  • Recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions
  • Compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators
  • Count up and down in tenths
  • Solve problems that involve all of the above.

The children will be using concrete apparatus such as counters to help them link fractions to division.

The BBC website has some great activities which will support your child’s learning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/fractions_basic/play/

Our Science Topic this half term is Light.

Key vocabulary for this week includes; transparent, translucent and opaque.

Each week this half term we will be focusing on one of the Priory values. So far we have looked at ‘Teamwork’ and ‘Effective Communication.’ This week we will be exploring ‘Trust.’

Samba Drumming

All Year 3 parents will have received information about our drumming workshops on Thursday 9th March via e-mail. You are invited to attend a sharing session at 2.45pm in the school hall. We hope to see you there!

Homework

The children have reading books, Mathletics tasks and spellings to learn for a test on Friday. We received some fabulous research about our topic on North America. Well done to all the children who bought in beautifully presented work!

The Year 3 team.

Sports Update

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Well done to the boys who played in the football matches against OLOP yesterday. Both games were played in wonderful spirit, with us winning both games #teampriory

Sports Update

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More leadership at Priory. Please read the netball report from the @yourschoolgames @sloughssn high5 netball competition.

Sports Update

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Our netball squad had a lovely day out competing in the @yourschoolgames @sloughssn #high5netball tournament yesterday. Very proud to reach the semi finals in a competitive environment #teampriory

Tag Rugby

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Last Friday, Priory School Tag Rugby teams took part in a completion organised by Slough Schools Sports Network.

We travelled to Slough Rugby Club by mini bus. When we arrived we started preparing for our first match. We separated into two teams; the green and the blues. We wished each other luck and set off towards the very muddy playing fields.

The green team, led by Mr Watson, played their first match against castle view school. After a close win, we prepared to play again.  We were very successful winning the majority of matches.

The blues and Mr Woodruff first faced Iqra. We then went on to play many more teams some better than others.

Sadly, due to the bad weather many schools were unable to attend. After our matches, Mr Watson organised some friendly games against teams from other groups.

We all had lots of fun and are confident that we showed good sportsmanship and discipline.

Unfortunately, it was time to leave soon. We were very happy with our performance and would like to thank the P.E team for organising such a great day out.

By Lily and Jena

Parent Portal coming soon……………

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We will be introducing a parent portal in April – a letter has been emailed home and a copy is on the website under Parent Letters.

Sports Update

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On Monday Priory year 5&6 tag rugby team played in a good spirited friendly rugby game against Chippenham. Managing to score 8 tries and only concede seven. Well done to the team who worked really hard during the game on their sporting values!